Yale: Conventional surgery better for some lung cancer patients

Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. […] [Read More]

Connecticut has first confirmed case of enterovirus D68

A 6-year-old girl who was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital earlier this month is the state’s first confirmed case of enterovirus D68, according to the state Department of Public Health.  The confirmed case was in a child, who was recently hospitalized, but has since improved and been discharged. At least five hospitals in the state […] [Read More]

Access Health report gives reason for hope, officials say

The state’s health care exchange, Access Health CT released a research report Wednesday showing not only that the program significantly reduced the rate of uninsured in the state, but also enrolled a considerable amount of people of color. The report also showed that a large segment of those enrolling in coverage did it by themselves […] [Read More]

UNH to screen Lyme disease documentary

The University of New Haven will screen a new documentary about Lyme disease called “Under Our Skin 2: Emergence” on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public. It will take place in Bucknall Theatre in the Dodds Building at the UNH main campus, 300 Boston Post Road. […] [Read More]
Categories: lyme disease
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT).

Connecticut Health I-Team, Yale sponsor women’s health forum

The Connecticut Health I-Team, a news health and safety website (and Hearst Connecticut Media partner) in collaboration with the Breast Center-Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, is sponsoring a women’s health forum on the latest inroads and challenges in breast cancer detection and treatment, led by a panel of experts in research, prevention and practice. […] [Read More]

Yale: Doctors using less-agressive treatment on older breast cancer patients

A Yale study has found that radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation procedures on elderly women with early-stage breast cancer. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. The study, using a national database of more than 100,000 women […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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Visit a corn maze and help cancer research

Plasko’s Farm Scarecrow Festival and corn maze, 670 Daniel’s Farm Road, Trumbull, and is visited year round by thousands of Connecticut residents and visitors each year.  For every ticket sold for the corn maze, Plasko’s donates $1 to St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound charity for cancer prevention, education, and support programs.  The SWIM’s 45 […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull
Jewel Mullen

State health commissioner named president of national group

The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that DPH Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen was elected president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials during the association’s annual meeting last week. ASTHO is the national nonprofit organization representing the public health agencies of the 50 states, the U.S. territories, and the District of […] [Read More]